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  • NATO Strategic Communications Centre in Riga: no immediate plans to counter Russian propaganda
    be made to the European Commission to draft a strategy to ensure that the media landscape in Europe is balanced with a view of reporting back to the Council in March Several Saeima members have expressed hopes that this communications team could receive assistance from the Riga based NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence If we look at the EU Foreign Affairs Council s document it mentions strategic communication information warfare and the fact that Europe must become more active in these matters I believe that this is an opportunity for the EU and NATO to cooperate and use this NATO StratCom COE center Saeima s Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ojars Eriks Kalnins Unity told LETA However Janis Karklins the director of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence has expressed the view that schools should introduce media and information lessons to help counter Russian misinformation During an interview with the daily newspaper Neatkariga Karklins mentioned specific steps that ought to be taken in order to counter propaganda from Russia He gave as examples the creation of a specialised television channel or increasing the amount of information in provided in Russian in existing media Karklins also advocated the introduction of media and information lessons in schools claiming that these would help to improve students ability to think critically In order to reduce the chance of a specific risk group being subjected to propaganda public discontent needs to be reduced Karklins emphasised In his view the best way to achieve this is to increase residents welfare Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to

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  • Estonia least energy-dependent EU member state
    were ranked as having low energy dependence included Denmark 12 3 percent Romania 18 6 percent Poland 25 8 percent and the Netherlands 26 percent The other two Baltic countries were assessed as being more energy dependent Latvia received a score of 55 9 percent a little above the EU average of 53 2 percent By contrast Lithuania was ranked as the fifth most energy dependent EU member state its energy dependence level being calculated as 78 3 percent only Malta Luxembourg Cyprus and Ireland received higher scores Total EU energy consumption in 2013 was 1 666 billion tonnes of oil equivalent a slight decrease from 1 686 billion the previous year The highest level of consumption was reached in 2006 and since then the EU s energy consumption has reduced by 9 1 percent In Latvia energy consumption in 2013 was 4 5 million tonnes of oil equivalent approximately the same as the previous year In both Lithuania and Estonia energy consumption was 6 7 million tons of oil equivalent as compared with respective figures of 7 1 and 6 1 million tonnes in 2013 Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet

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  • Robert Plant, St. Vincent, Basement Jaxx for Latvia's Positivus festival
    also feature St Vincent the singer who won the Grammy award this year for the best alternative music album Plant will perform together with his band Sensational Space Shifters and has promised to also perform songs from the Led Zeppelin period This is the first time the festival has hosted such a diverse range of artists It is safe to say that Robert Plant And Sensational Space Shifters will be the most legendary name on this year s program the festival s organizers say Also performing at the festival will be Basement Jaxx Jungle Tom Odell King Gizzard The Lizard Wizard Max Jury and Soak Positivus is held every year in the coastal town of Salacgriva near the Estonian border in north western Latvia This year its ninth Positivus will run from July 17 to July 19 Headliners last year included Kraftwerk Ellie Goulding and Bastille Comments Related Articles Vilnius gets vision Gingerbread Mania 2015 Latvian State Choir launches ambitious project for nation s centenary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles ARTS EVENTS GUIDE Estonia A nation shaped by the sea The Capital of Empty Spaces Dealing with the shrinking of the Great Baltic City Italian Riga s Casa Nostra restaurant Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with

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  • Estonia adds e-citizens - and security
    the world But the primary motivation behind the daring new program has been largely obscured in the fawning coverage of Estonia s techno futurism For such a historically embattled country e citizenship is fundamentally a matter of national security The timing of the program s debut is auspicious in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine increasing tensions with Russia had Estonians seriously considering emigration just a few months ago Concern that Russia might soon turn its imperialistic gaze toward Narva a northeastern border town and a Russian enclave that voted to remain a part of Estonia in a 1993 referendum has brought more urgency to formalizing the Estonian Russian border a process that Russia has been filibustering for the past 20 years The long awaited treaty was supposed to be ratified by both Estonian and Russian parliaments last fall but despite promises that the border problem would be resolved in the near future the Duma shows no signs of entertaining the issue Given that Russia has now set out to demonstrate how little it respects Estonia s sovereign territory through a series of invasive air force flights and through the recent kidnapping of an Estonian counterintelligence officer on the border for example the problem of the border treaty has never been more acute The rest of the article can be read here on the World Affairs Journal Linda Kinstler is the recent managing editor of the New Republic and a 2015 recipient of the Marshall Scholarship She is currently a freelance journalist in Eastern Europe Comments Related Articles Moscow lacks available forces to seize and hold Baltics Estonian defence expert Searching for energy independence in the Baltic forests The challenge of Russia s decline Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related

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  • NATO command centre will be located in Riga
    command centre in Latvia will be up and running next year and a total of 40 soldiers from Latvia s National Armed Forces and from allied countries will work at the center Several countries have already expressed interest in participating in manning the bases The Defence Ministry points out that it is prepared to ensure everything necessary to make sure the new base become operational A new building will not be constructed especially for the centre but work has already begun to adapt nearby buildings to fit the needs of the new base As previously reported by LETA NATO agreed last Thursday to dramatically boost its defenses with six command centers in Eastern Europe and a spearhead force of 5 000 troops to counter what the alliance called Russian aggression in Ukraine France Germany Italy Spain Poland and Britain agreed to take the lead in forming the spearhead rapid reaction force which would be available to deploy within a week in a crisis according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg The six command and control centres to support the forces deployed will be in Estonia Latvia Lithuania Poland Romania and Bulgaria in addition to a corps headquarters in Szczecin Poland he added The new 5 000 member spearhead force will involve member nations having troops ready to deploy within a few days in case of a crisis with each taking it in turns to lead the force for one year Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures

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    available in English As of today all Estonian laws are available in English on the website of Riigi Teataja State Gazette Sworn transla Read More PM has already decided to dismiss me claims Latvian anti corruption bureau chief Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma Unity decided to dismiss the head of the Latvian Corruption Prevention Bureau Jaroslavs Strelcenoks as ear Read More Lithuania s population decreased by 21 000 last year The population of Lithuania on Jan 1 2015 was estimated to be 2 921 000 This represents a decrease of 0 7 percent in the total population Read More Russian channel will not be suspended rules Vilnius court Vilnius County Court has rejected a request from the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania LRTK to oblige Lithuanian broadcasters to te Read More More euros than litas now in circulation in Lithuania Vitas Vasiliauskas governor of the Bank of Lithuania announced that on Friday Lithuania s cash circulation in the euro was for the first t Read More Top Lithuanian journalist compromises in content necessary due to Russian information warfare How has the Lithuanian media responded to information warfare from Russia How is polarisation in media content bending the key principl Read More LITHUANIA S STAUNCH SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE KIEV 2014 has proved to be a grim year for Ukraine civilians were gunned down by rogue police at the beginning of the year then Russia Read More Previous 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times

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  • Two more Lithuanian MEPs join hunger strike for jailed Savchenko
    has been on a hunger strike for nearly two months now said MEP Austrevicius He was also on hunger strike in protest between 4 6 February Since 4 February these MEPs have been sending letters everyday to Vladimir Chizhov Russia s ambassador to the EU demanding the release of Savchenko The letter notes that Savchenko s health is deteriorating She has been on hunger strike since 13 December 2014 It is also emphasised that there is no legal basis for her continuing imprisonment Savchenko 33 is a lieutenant in the Ukrainian army In June last year she was captured by pro Russian forces loyal to the so called Luhansk People s Republic Accused of the murder of two Russian journalists she was transferred to Russia where she is still being held She was elected to the Ukrainian Parliament in October of last year and in late January officially became a member of Ukraine s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe thus gaining diplomatic immunity under international law Savchenko has been on hunger strike since mid December in protest against what she claims to be the hospital s failure to provide medical care Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and

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  • UK to lead high readiness NATO force, deploy 1,000 troops to Baltics
    units in Poland Romania and Bulgaria Fallon said NATO s credibility in the face of the security challenges depended on everyone playing their part to implement decisions taken to bolster its forces at a summit of member states in Wales last year Strong words must be backed up with firm action he said NATO defense ministers gathered in Brussels to discuss the details of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force VJTF which will form NATO s first response in the face of aggression It is expected to be made up of about 5 000 troops from NATO countries with its lead units able to deploy at two days notice The UK will be the force s lead nation in 2017 and then on rotation thereafter Fallon said The British Typhoons will operate alongside Norwegian aircraft between May and August of this year The move was aimed to reassure NATO countries in eastern Europe and deter what is perceived as a potential Russian threat to the Baltic States or other NATO members the BBC reports Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is

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